Theoretical frame for understanding challenges to democracy in Europe
Led by: Marta Rawłuszko (together with Petra Meier and Conny Roggeband)
How do contemporary feminist and democracy theories understand, problematize and address challenges to democracy in Europe nowadays?
We will assess what feminist futures of society can be envisioned with respect to intersectional justice, responding to anti-gender forces and to current democratic flaws.
We provide CCINDLE’s conceptual foundation in a co-creation process within the team and with other stakeholders promoting and defining in feminism and democracy across Europe.
Anti-gender campaigns as a challenge to democracy
Led by: Andrea Krizsán (together with Elżbieta Korolczuk)
What is the role and impact of anti-gender campaigns in challenging and engineering democracy in contemporary Europe?
We will map the relationship between anti-gender mobilisation and the process of de-democratisation by analysing strategies and discourses of key anti-gender organizations regarding pathways to violence, and politics of knowledge.
We will organise two international workshops at the end of the project to co-create responses to anti-gender mobilizations based on findings, and dialogues with stakeholders promoting feminism and democracy across Europe.
Feminist movement responses to anti-gender and anti-democratic forces
Led by: Conny Roggeband (together with Akwugo Emejulu)
What are the feminist movement responses to democratic challenges and anti-gender forces across Europe, and how do they function?
We will collect and analyze data on feminist responses to anti-gender campaigns, and on feminist experiments with democracy in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
We will set up Feminist Democracy Labs with feminist activists across Europe, setting up transnational communities to create approaches to resistance based on feminist visions of democracy and solidarity, creating opportunities to replicate the Lab for other pro-democracy allies.
Feminist institutional responses to anti-gender and anti-democratic forces
Led by: Emanuela Lombardo (together with Johanna Kantola)
What are the feminist institutional responses to democratic challenges and anti-gender forces across Europe, and how do they function?
We will collect and analyze data on feminist institutional responses to anti-gender campaigns, and on feminist experiences with democracy at various levels in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and at the EU level.
We will set up Feminist Democracy Labs with feminist institutional actors across Europe to translate the findings into institutional politics across Europe that better respond to anti-gender and anti-democratic forces and can create more feminist democracies in Europe.
Co-creating knowledge within the WPs and in specific actions with collaborating partners towards specific outcomes
Led by: Akwugo Emejulu (together with Andrea Krizsán, Petra Meier, Elene Pavan, Conny Roggeband, and Mieke Verloo)
Which feminist strategies can help to revitalize/realize democracy across Europe and to make it more inclusive and more resilient? What processes and practices can we set in motion to support the quality of democracy in the EU and promote gender equality?
We will further develop co-creation as a principle, and work directly with feminist media and pro-democracy thinktanks, feminist donors, and gender professionals who are already responding to anti- gender campaigns and de-democratisation.
We will also engage with university student populations by piloting advanced citizen assemblies to transform more dangerous forms of political antagonism towards more democratic agonism.
Led by: Jana Dilger and Maj Ruess, together with all partners
Here we effectively communicate the activities and results of the project to raise engagement around gender equality and feminist responses to anti-gender campaigns among various stakeholders, and maximise the project’s impact.
Led by: Mieke Verloo, together with Julia Pałejko
Here we provide efficient administrative and financial project management and ensure day-to-day coordination of the project activities.
Led by: Mieke Verloo, together with Julia Pałejko and the Independent Ethics Advisor
Here we ensure high ethical standards for the CCINDLE project and ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out in the project.